Metadata: Superior Hiking Trail

Superior Hiking Trail

This page last updated: 10/07/2014
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

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  1. Overview
  2. Data Quality
  3. Data Organization
  4. Coordinate System
  5. Attributes
  6. Distribution - Get Data
  7. Metadata Reference

Section 1: Overview

Originator:Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Title: Superior Hiking Trail

Abstract: Superior Hiking Trail main trail, spurs, and campsite spurs for completed trail throughout Cook, Lake, St. Louis and Carlton counties. These data were collected with high-quality, realtime differentially corrected GPS units. This project was funded in part under the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in conjunction with Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program.

Purpose: This layer was created with the assistance of the DNR Division of Waters to support a variety of association management activities as well as other agency planning and management needs.

Time Period of Content Date: 08/12/2020

Currentness Reference: Data will be added as more segments of the trail are completed.

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed

Spatial Extent of Data:

Bounding Coordinates: -92.370946

Place Keywords: Minnesota, Superior Hiking Trail, Lake Superior, Cook County, Lake County, St. Louis County, Carlton County, North Shore, Duluth, Two Harbors, Beaver Bay, Silver Bay, Schroeder, Tofte, Lutsen, Grand Marais, Hovland

Theme Keywords: hiking, trail, recreation, backpacking

Theme Keyword Thesaurus:

Access Constraints: None

Use Constraints: None

Contact Person Information: John Lawton, IT Specialist
Minnesota DNR - Parks and Trails, Information Systems Team
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5580

Browse Graphic: Click to view a data sample.

Associated Data Sets:

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy:

Logical Consistency: Data have been verified to be topologically correct using ArcGIS tools.

Completeness: All existing Superior Hiking Trail Association resources have been collected. Updates will be made as new trail segments and resources are developed or improved.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy: Horizontal position accuracy is determined by the data collecting GPS unit, almost entirely Trimble Realtime or Post Differentially Corrected GPS Units. 1-3 meters on average

Vertical Positional Accuracy: Not specifically assessed.

Lineage: This dataset is derived and regularly updated from the DNR WHEELS Database.

Section 3: Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4: Coordinate System

Horizontal Coordinate Scheme: Universal Transverse Mercator

UTM Zone Number: 15

Horizontal Datum: NAD83

Horizontal Units: meters

Vertical Datum: Not Applicable

Vertical Units: Not Applicable

Depth Datum: Not Applicable

Depth Units: Not Applicable

Section 5: Attributes


Detailed Citation:

Table Detail:
trans_superior_hiking_trail.gdb\superior_hiking_trail - Attribute table. Field names refer to the actual names of fields in the table; displayed field names (aliases) are defined in the field definition where applicable.
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
Field alias: Trail Type. Type or purpose of trail segment (for example, main trail, trail spur, trail to campsite).
Field alias: Length (Miles). Length of trail segment in miles.
System-assigned unique identifier.
Length of trail segment in meters.

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota DNR - Parks and Trails

Publication Date: 2009-10-31

Contact Person Information: Zeb Thomas, GIS Data Systems Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5637

Distributor's Data Set Identifier: trans_superior_hiking_trail.gdb\superior_hiking_trail

Distribution Liability: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement is online:

Ordering Instructions: Please visit the download page for this dataset on the Minnesota Geospatial Commons website using the web link below (Online Linkage).

Online Linkage: I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7: Metadata Reference

Metadata Date: 10/07/2014

Contact Person Information: John Lawton, IT Specialist
Minnesota DNR - Parks and Trails, Information Systems Team
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5580

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2

This page last updated: 10/07/2014
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